Random Ramblings: September 16, 2017

According to every sign I know of, it’s going to be an early Fall this year in our area. We’ve had temperatures well below “normal” for several weeks now, I’ve seen geese heading south already, and some of the trees are beginning to turn roughly a month earlier than normal; see for yourself with these three pics I took yesterday without ever leaving my own yard…

And now summer has returned.

No, really it has…

A week ago we were having highs in the low 60’sand lows in the low 40’s. Now we have highs in the upper 80’s and lows in the low 60’s: Go figure!

In years past it was fashionable to discuss the crazy weather. You’d hear people say that “around here the weather is crazy, wait 5 minutes and it will change”. Now of course we don’t talk like that, because if you do there’s always someone who says, “OMG it’s global warming!” Invariably that becomes a rant about how the Capitalist-Imperialist class is going to kill us all for profit… Wanna know what I think?

We’re having a blast of summer weather in NE Iowa, Yippee!

There’s one thing I really wonder about though, and it might seems silly to you, but how can the trees change color a month early if it’s the hours of sunlight that trigger the change? When I was in school, that was the scientific “consensus”; it was “established scientific fact”, and yet here we are…

OK, they aren’t all changing, but enough are to make you wonder how it could be.

Well that’s my little nonsense for this Saturday, have a great weekend; I’m going to go outside and enjoy summer’s return!

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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6 Responses to Random Ramblings: September 16, 2017

  1. Nora Marie says:

    Ahhh…Love Autumn! The only thing consistent in life is change. 😉 It’s just God showing off his beautiful creation!

  2. eguyadeen3 says:

    I agree with you crazy weather right now a little of Indian summer for me I always love and enjoy the fall and there is plenty of acorns in my front and backyard already

    • Don Merritt says:

      I’m happy to say that whatever it is that we’re having, it isn’t Indian Summer since we haven’t quite had a frost yet. I also love the Fall… but let’s hold off a bit 🙂

  3. George Carlin had a good routine on global warming and how the earth was doomed. His take, earth will be fine, man is doomed. 4 billion years from now he earth will still be doing well, and will have no memory of the arrogant species that once occupied it.

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